16 May '11, 1pm

Use Your Dandelions: Make Dandelion Jelly : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Use Your Dandelions: Make Dandelion Jelly : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Dandelion jelly requires a bit of work, but nothing too taxing, and the result is totally worth it. You have to harvest at least 4 cups of dandelion flower heads (no stems, just the flower heads). You'll want to harvest these from areas that have not been treated with herbicides and pesticides, obviously. Then, you pull or trim all of the flower petals off of the remaining bit of stem that's holding them together. You'll need 2 cups of pure dandelion petals to make 2 pints of dandelion jelly. Also note that you don't have to collect all of the dandelion blossoms at once if you're not able to. You can freeze them until you have enough blossoms to make your jelly. Then, just thaw them by setting them on the counter for a couple of hours. In addition, you'll need:

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